Girl Power Science Squad One of my comic strips was coming due with the theme of "Apples" --- sometimes, I have no idea where to go with it. I'm way behind on my 52 Challenges work too! You know me, I'm always asking myself, "How can I kill two birds with one stone. Teaching Grammar to Adults and Teens Grammar is the whole system and structure of a language or of languages in general, usually taken as consisting of syntax and morphology. British English (BrE) is the form of English used in the United Kingdom. It includes all English dialects used within the United Kingdom. American English (AmE) is the form of English used in the United States. It includes all English dialects used within the United States.
an ESL exercise to test grammar in a fun activity, editable game template Welcome to the grammar casino! If your grammar is solid, you can win it all or if not, lose your shirt. This is a great review game or can be used to target specific weak areas. If you like this game check out At the Track! It's similar but with a twist. The downloads: Creaza Creaza Cartoonist Do you have a good idea or a good story you want to get out? Do you have an assignment to create a story based on something you learned at school? Or do you just feel like goofing around and making a comic strip? Is your story about Roman gods, Little Red Riding Hood, friendship, or the future? Resources Welcome to the heart of Teachit ELT – a huge, ever-growing collection of practical, tried and tested resources created by English language teachers for English language teachers. Access to the PDF versions is free once you have registered, but it's only as a subscriber that you get full control – because then you can tweak our Microsoft Office versions to suit your context and your students. As a subscriber, you can also download our audio recordings, and create, adapt and save our interactive materials.
Using Augmented Reality to Enhance Vocabulary Instruction Part One Over the school holidays I have been playing around with an app called Aurasma, in the hope of creating an activity for reading groups to enhance our vocabulary studies. We already do a number of activities with iPads that enhance explicit vocabulary instruction, but this is going to be different. I think this activity is going to blow the kids away, and I’m so looking forward to seeing their faces when they use it for the first time. I recently bought a puppet to enhance the delivery of vocabulary lessons. The students teach the puppet our “Fancy Words”, demonstrating the action associated with the word and explaining its meaning.
The Difference Between Doing Projects Versus Learning Through Projects The Difference Between Doing Projects Versus Learning Through Projects by Terry Heick We’ve clarified the difference between projects and project-based learning before. Projects are about the product, while project-based learning is about the process.
10 Kid Comics for Early Readers When a child is just learning to read, comics can be a great supplement to help foster love and enjoyment for books. As detailed in this wonderful handout, “Raising a Reader,” from the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, comics have a lot to offer young readers. For that crucial first stage of early reading (ages 5-8, grades K-2), though, it can be hard to find appropriate comic book reading material. Many parents will either disregard comic books as a reading option or assume that any old superhero comic will do. The appropriate range of choices for this specific age group and reading level is actually pretty narrow, but it contains some fabulous picks.
Gamification About the Course Gamification is the application of digital game design techniques to non-game contexts, such as business, education, and social impact challenges. Video games are the dominant entertainment form of modern times because they powerfully motivate behavior. Game mechanics can be applied outside the immersive environments of games themselves, to create engaging experiences as well as assign rewards and recognition.
Our Second Annual 15-Second Vocabulary Video Contest A winner of last year’s contest: Bifurcate, by Sam Jenks We’ve been publishing a Word of the Day every school day since our blog began, and last year, just as we were about to hit 1,000, we announced our first Vocabulary Video Contest. We liked the results so much that we’re back with a second year of the challenge. So, along with our collaborators for Word of the Day — the linguists who run Vocabulary.com and Visual Thesaurus — we invite you to create a short video that defines or teaches any of the words in our now nearly 1,200 words strong collection. You have until Nov. 11 at 7 a.m. Eastern to do it.